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Oil light on 99' Jetta TDI

I just got an oil change and after about 200 miles the oil light flashed on. I checked the oil level and it was full and there were no leaks around the oil filter or engine. It flashed once more but went off before I could pull over and then drove another 100 miles and never came on again. Just wondering what might cause this. Car has 227,000 miles on it.

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    under resivoir there seems to be a leak im just not sure.. but when i drive around ten tweleve miles, it flashes red.. so i thought it needed oil or fluid of some kind.... i put oil and antifreeze in still overheating...i was told that i need to put antifreeze in the tube for it to properly circulate, dont know what to do

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Hi,
The "oil light" is actually a "low oil pressure" light, and not a "low oil level" light. I would get it checked out at a garage asap.
Did they change the filter at the same time? D

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